Crumlin Hydro

The vision for the project is threefold:

  • Restore the buildings for commercial and community use, creating jobs and an education centre
  • Create a community space around the buildings including a new station and multi modal interchange and car park
  • Install green energy generation including a hydro-electric turbine in the river Ebbw to power the buildings, and a ground-source heating plant that will heat the buildings

This application is focused on the hydro-electric project, which will see the existing River Ebbw culvert running through the site (which is in need of repair) removed/upgraded and a low-head hydro turbine installed at the southern end of the site to generate electricity for the site buildings and export to the grid. It is further planned to install a mine water source heating plant on the site, using the artesian warm water arising within the old mine shafts to provide a network heating system for the site and adjacent buildings.

Project details

Funding amount:
£8,000
Funding source:
LEADER Local Development Fund
Area:
Caerphilly
Completion:
Theme:
4
Measure:
19.2

Contact:

Name:
Kevin Eadon-Davies
Telephone number:
01443 838632
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